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Mexborough and Thorne.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were receiving unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance at Mexborough and Thorne on the latest date for which figures are available?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

During the week ended 13th November, 1936, 2,208 payments of insurance benefit and 1,620 payments of unemployment allowances were made direct through the Mexborough Employment Exchange. The corresponding figures for the Thorne Employment Exchange were 562 and 1,032 respectively. These figures do not include payments made through associations for which a geographical analysis is not available.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

As these areas are not regarded as distressed areas, does not the right hon. Gentleman think, in view of these figures, that something special ought to be done for them?